Last updated: 01/11/2022
COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Requirements for Travel to the United States
For information on new travel requirements for non-U.S. citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents, please see our information for non-immigrant travelers.
*** Effective December 6, 2021, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship, must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within one calendar day of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel. Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.
Information on some COVID-19 testing facilities in Uzbekistan may be found here: https://uz.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-testing-facilities/
Individuals may request an exception to the vaccination and/or pre-departure testing by following the instructions on this page.
- There is widespread community transmission of COVID-19 in Uzbekistan and COVID-19 infections are present in all regions of Uzbekistan.
- The number of current COVID-19 cases in Uzbekistan peaked in late summer 2021 and declined, but began rapidly rising again in early 2022. The Ministry of Health announced that the Omicron strain was detected in Uzbekistan on January 7, 2022.
- Uzbekistan’s Special Commission to Combat COVID-19 has implemented measures to decrease the spread of COVID-19.
- On January 10, 2022, the government announced reinforced public safety measures, including:
- Requirement to wear masks, maintain social distance and undergo temperature checks at the entrance to all public places
- Prohibition on government offices and government-affiliated organizations holding events
- Acceleration of public vaccination campaigns, including distribution of booster shots
- Requirement for government employees to be vaccinated
- Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Uzbekistan? Yes
- If so, are test results reliably available within one calendar day? Yes
- COVID-19 PCR tests are available at clinics and medical facilities throughout Uzbekistan. The cost of testing is typically between 200,000 and 350,000 Uzbekistani Soum ($20-$35 USD), and is paid by the patient prior to testing. U.S. citizens should inquire with the local government (Mahalla) or hotel for the nearest clinic. The following link includes a list of known clinics in Tashkent that provide PCR tests: https://uz.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-testing-facilities/
- Test results are generally returned via the messaging app Telegram, or through clinic-specific patient portals.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
- Has the government of Uzbekistan approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
- Are vaccines available in Uzbekistan for U. S. citizens to receive? Yes.
- Which vaccines are available in Uzbekistan? Vaxzevria (also known as Astra Zeneca), Uzbek-Chinese vaccine ZF-UZ-VAC2001, Sputnik, Moderna, Pfizer
- Covid-19 vaccines are available at various polyclinics through the country, and some vaccine clinics are located in grocery stores and bazaars. Vaccination is available for everyone in country.
- Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
- The U.S. government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.
Entry and Exit Requirements:
- Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
- U.S. citizens are permitted to enter Uzbekistan but usually need a visa. Please see the Country Specific Information on travel.state.gov for more details.
- Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
- A negative PCR COVID-19 test performed within 48 hours of arrival is required for entry to Uzbekistan. Approved labs for testing in the United States can be found here: http://sanepid.uz/uz/docs/aqsh-hududidagi-tibbiyot-muassasalari-va-laboratoriyalar
- Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
- Arriving passengers must complete a health screening form upon arrival.
- Arriving passengers who do not have a negative PCR test prior to travel will be subject to a rapid screening test at the port of entry. Passengers with positive results will be required to go to a quarantine facility.
- Effective December 3, 2021, foreign nationals who have been to the following countries in the last 14 days will not be granted entry to Uzbekistan: South African Republic, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Madagascar, Lesotho, Eswatini, Tanzania and Hong Kong.
- Visa renewal processes for U.S. citizens currently in Uzbekistan has resumed normal operations.
- Is a curfew in place? No
- Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No
- Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine?
o U.S. Citizens who test positive on a PCR test after arrival need to quarantine. U.S. Citizens arriving with a valid negative test do not have to quarantine.
- Effective December 3, 2021, foreign nationals with a valid negative test who are coming to Uzbekistan from Australia, Austria, Belgium, United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Czech Republic and Egypt will be required to quarantine either at home or at a hotel at their own expense.
- Are commercial flights operating? Yes
- Is public transportation operating? Yes
- Masks are required in all forms of public transportation and taxis.
Fines for Non-Compliance:
- Fines exists for non-compliance of mask-wearing and quarantine violation.
- American Citizen Services are currently being offered. Please contact ACSTashkent@state.gov.
- IV and NIV services are currently being offered but not at pre-pandemic levels. Please contact TashkentIV@state.gov or (for NIV) ConsularTashkent@state.gov.
- 103 is the number to call an ambulance from a phone in Uzbekistan.
- 1003 is the hotline for medical questions related to COVID-19, with information provided in Russian and Uzbek only.
- The Government of Uzbekistan has also established an official Telegram channel for information on COVID-19 related measures. The channel can be found at https://t.me/koronavirusinfouz. Please note that downloading the Telegram messaging application is necessary.
- Should any official Uzbek government online resources become available to the general public, this section will be updated.
- Other links:
- You can find more information on the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-19-information.html
- CDC page on COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
- Travel.state.gov Country Information and Travel Advisory page: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Uzbekistan.html